Who We Are
InVictaVets is a watch collectors association. We are comprised of Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Coast Guard Veterans. We also have many non veteran members and supporters as well. All of the members have a mutual interest in Invicta watches and finding ways to help homeless veterans obtain a decent quality of life. Some of our members don’t own an Invicta watch but have a great desire to participate in an organization that raises funds through the selling of caps, tee shirts, jackets, wrist bands, back packs, watch collector events, cookouts, galas, cruises, clothing drives, auctions, golf and softball tournaments. A large portion of the profits from any event we promote will be donated to established homeless veteran programs such as Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) and U.S. Vets.
How Did I Get Here?
How did InVictaVets Start?
The idea came about 3 years ago; two retired veterans James Hargraves and Walter Cooper who have been friends for 30 plus years in a conversation between them Cooper introduced Hargraves to Invicta watches and they became avid collectors. About 5 years ago they both noticed the rising amount of homeless veterans and wanted to do something other than talk about the problem. Invicta has many watch collector groups with variations of the Invicta name and so we came up with InVictaVets along with the concept of giving back a portion of the proceeds to help others help others.
Behind the Name
With a little research we discovered that the name Invicta is a Latin word meaning undefeated or unconquered. The connection was clear; Homeless Veterans should never feel defeated or conquered. Finding a way to decrease the number of homeless vets is what we are going to do. Hopefully others will become aware of the problem through our promotions and pitch in.Optimistically more will realize that the strength is in numbers. Many hands make the work light. The concept of Vets and those who have not served working as one is not unique because we are all in this battle together. We are not asking for a hand out. That is why we will sponsor events and functions across the country.